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The town blog "Kanda, Jimbocho, Akihabara" outskirts

The name: machiblog3 Making day: 2008/07/07 13:48
It is town blog of Chiyoda-ku

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2016/03/29 15:30

"Cherry tree teatime Cruise of Chiyoda" report

We performed to "cherry tree teatime Cruise" performed following last "cherry tree Cruise" on Sunday, March 27!

In cherry tree Cruise of Chiyoda
・Cherry tree Cruise
・Cherry tree lunch Cruise
・Cherry tree teatime Cruise
・Going to see cherry blossoms at night full bloom Cruise
Four courses are operated of this.

Departure and arrival place is Izumi Bridge disaster prevention anchorage. And, "cherry tree lunch Cruise," as for "cherry tree teatime Cruise," it is traveled using "pleasure boat" "cherry tree full bloom Cruise"!

This time is Izumi Bridge disaster prevention anchorage → Yanagibashi → The Onagi River → The Sumida River → Sumida Park (the Skytree) → The Sumida River → It turned around in course of Izumi Bridge disaster prevention wharf!

We finally leave!
Atmosphere of wharf where there is atmosphere. Wonderful!

Performance by i* (we are and carry) of old koto (it seems to be dark) player began in ship promptly!
Elegant sound echoes in ship.

And dumpling of well-established Japanese sweet shop "tortoise shop Yamato" of Kanda includes concerning teatime!
It is luxurious time to be able to enjoy with tongue with ear with eyes.

And it is row of cherry blossom trees along the first cherry tree spot Onagi River!
It begins to still bloom as of 27th and should be able to see surely wonderful scene in Cruise in teatime of two or three days in April as it was the time!

It is also the second cherry tree spot Sumida Park!
Collaboration of cherry tree and the Skytree!

And is doubletree seen with luck? ?

Cruise is going to start at 15:00 for two or three days in April in next cherry tree teatime!
"Cherry tree Cruise of Chiyoda"
For more details, it is "cherry tree Festival of Chiyoda" formula guidebook
Or it is "Kanda Riverside project" homepage
Please see

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2016/03/26 16:05

This year from Friday, March 25 until Sunday, April 3
"Chiyoda cherry tree Festival"

From today Saturday, March 26 until Sunday, April 3
"Cherry tree Cruise of Chiyoda started service, too"!

In cherry tree Cruise of Chiyoda
・Cherry tree Cruise
・Cherry tree lunch Cruise
・Cherry tree teatime Cruise
・Going to see cherry blossoms at night full bloom Cruise
Four courses are operated of this.

Departure and arrival place becomes Izumi Bridge disaster prevention anchorage of photograph.
Pink ship is the chic person-maru managed in "cherry tree Cruise".

In cherry tree Cruise, leave the Kanda River, Izumi bridge
It is course of 90 minutes to return to Izumi Bridge in reply in Nihonbashi anchorage of the Nihonbashi River.
Photograph is drooping cherry tree in full glory neatly with Misaki Bridge every year.

When advance from the Kanda River to the Nihonbashi River; Shinkawabashi is row of cherry blossom trees from Misaki Bridge.
State that has begun to turn pink faintly is indicated
From 2 to 3 on April of the next weekend are fun at the cherry blossom viewing time in full blossom!

The chic person-maru of cherry tree Cruise is 40 capacity-passenger.
We can feel spring warmth and surface of a river and the sky to be directly.

Leaving a ship in Nihonbashi anchorage on the way is possible in cherry tree Cruise, too.
"Nihonbashi long-established store sight-seeing town walk tour is planned with option, too".

As can get off in Chiyoda-ku disaster prevention anchorage, from this
We extend a trip to Kudan, Yasukuni Shrine, Kitanomaru-koen Park and can enjoy cherry tree!

Of pattern that is pleasing by scenery from ship which is not seen by daily life
"Cherry tree Cruise" who looks at riverside cherry tree
It will be service only for Sunday for three days on Sunday and Saturday, April 2 for 27 days tomorrow.
Please enjoy!

"Cherry tree Cruise of Chiyoda"
For more details, it is "cherry tree Festival of Chiyoda" formula guidebook
Or it is "Kanda Riverside project" homepage
Please see

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2016/03/19 14:00

Saturday, March 19 from 10:30 to 15:45
Chiyoda-ku government office 1F inhabitant of a ward hall and brightness plaza as venue

The thirteenth "welfare Festival" was held.
Sponsorship: The thirteenth welfare Festival executive committee
The cosponsorship: Chiyoda-ku, Chiyoda-ku Council of Social Welfare

Regional society which supports town assembly, volunteer, NPO, the welfare of Chiyoda-ku including company
We gather and enjoy "welfare community of Chiyoda" and are big event to learn.
This welfare Festival says that "brightness plaza" opening is commemorative
Brightness plaza became venue for the first time, and various programs were prepared for.

Opening ceremony began at 10:30 at the appointed time.
Greetings of opening were spoken Mayor Masami Ishikawa Chiyoda.

On stage Awa Folk Dance and fashion show, magic show
Pleasant various performances were shown.

In the brightness plaza venue child fair or disaster prevention adventure
There was corner that could learn the welfare and disaster prevention although being a pleasure.

It is ultra manta low that was quite popular with children in brightness plaza venue!
Line that we shook hands and took a picture of continued without a break.

Booths supporting stricken area form a line at earthquake disaster revival support corner
Limited fried length, "a, to, bread was sold, too".

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2016/03/07 12:03

Saturday, March 5
The 15th Chiyoda town development support activity result presentation
Sponsorship machimirai Chiyoda (Director Yoshiaki Yamazaki)
Venue Chiyoda platform square 5F
machimirai Chiyoda site

14 groups where was issued activity grant to passing through public examination committee in last June
We announced result of one-year town development activity.

Examination committees line in just in front of of place of announcement.
Manager of screening committee Aya Kubota (University of Tokyo specially appointed professor)
In committee Eriko Nitta (Secretary General of Japanese NPO center)
Mariko Tani (Chiyoda-ku young people Committee's chairperson)
Sadahisa Goto (meeting's chairperson learning from ordinary citizen Gesshin Saito)
Takahiro Eguchi (interest product credit association customer support room deputy manager)
Hisanori Mihara (Chiyoda town development supporter zouk love chairperson)
Toshihisa Tachikawa (Chiyoda-ku area promotion manager)
Hideto Suzuki (Director machimirai Chiyo Tazoe)
Host progress Kiyonori Taguma (previous examination committee, Kanda art festival practice chairperson)

Photograph "with a smile relationship of person tying with train"
We put spot on Kandasudacho, forever bridge neighborhood that the history of railroad is deep
We held study session which learned railroad and the history of town and event to operate mini-train
We announced one-year result and results, self-evaluation for activity.

"18, Jinden area promotion society"
Through activities such as sale of direct marketing vegetables and direct marketing artefact and mini-fair, production center inspection
We continued doing activity to know the history and the times around historical 18, Jinden street.

"East Matsushitacho community Committee +NPO city house and town development workshop"
New resident who increases by two apartment complex completion to be possible in old 1,000 cherry tree elementary school ruins
Of the "place to stay of all" where old and new residents can drop in at casually on meeting making of
We are active for realization.
We announce one-year activity right before examination committee sitting in a row in a row in front.

In various areas of Chiyoda-ku, it is meal, information dispatch, the history, child, place, map
14 groups which moved into action on nadosorezoreno theme announced result, the results.
At social gathering after presentation, personnel exchange of each group is carried out flourishingly including examination committee,
What we could share, advice, information exchange of activity were carried out and deepened getting close.

Of "the 16th Chiyoda town development support" this year
Public examination committee is planned in the beginning of July.
We are going to publish application essential points in machimirai Chiyoda site in future.

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2016/03/03 16:01

In NPO corporation "house of imatsurigoto, Kanda" until Thursday, March 10
Titled "party of young bird"
It reaches the lumber dealer "imatsurigoto" spreading out Endos from generation to generation from the Edo era
We display many perfect gems of precious hina doll.

"House of imatsurigoto, Kanda" exists in Chiyoda that is next to Kanda Myojin Ward Miyamoto Park.
With wooden building which adopted the skill of craftsman using precious choice wood, good timber abundantly
We are appointed in Chiyoda-ku tangible cultural property.

To platform of the entrance of the entrance
Kimono-dressed wooden doll of Kiyoji Yoshino which played an active part as eminent scholar of Meiji, the Taisho era, Showa

As for the decoration of hina doll of Japanese-style room of the entrance left hand, expression and movement are pretty

We will go on the second floor.
Pair of the upper section is twelfth Kue, Ito gift doll of court nobles.
Three steps of small decorations of the lower berth
Bean baby of golden age and said fifth Heizo Oki (to circle) product.
One body is size approximately several centimeters, and expression of apprentice to a priest doll is very lovely.

There was twin refined doll in display case of furniture casually.

On (March 3), primary schoolchild is social studies visit today; of "house of imatsurigoto, Kanda"
We are observing hina doll. We listened to explanation of the staff eagerly.

House Doll's Festival "party of young bird" display of imatsurigoto, Kanda,
Until Thursday, March 10.

Only on weekdays until from 11:00 to 16:00.
Person of 800 yen for adults student 400 yen Chiyoda-ku residence, working 500 yen
The details are "imatsurigoto" this↓

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2016/03/03 15:32

Doll's Festival special feature of Chiyoda!

Today is the Doll's Festival on March 3!
In thing called this, we introduce hina doll of Chiyoda-ku.

At first it is hina doll of "Amano-ya" in 3, Myojin, Jinden way torii.
Two gentle faces are wonderful, and decoration perfect in detail is attractive!

In addition, on March 3, we performed free distribution of amazake in "Amano-ya".
Amazake handcrafted in underground room (muro) of shop is exquisite!

"kaimatsurigoto of Kanda" in the Kanda Myojin side is hina doll successively, too.
In kimono-dressed wooden doll of Kiyoji Yoshino said to be eminent scholar of the early period of Meiji - Showa, it is perfectly round and features pretty figure!
It is exhibition until March 10.

It is hina doll of "bachelor Hall".
With work of Mr. original Americas of industrial artist, we were appointed by intangible cultural asset.
As it is valuable work, please see by all means at this opportunity!

Temperature gradually rose, too and approached in spring.
Is it appearance kaketemitehaikakadeshoka for Chiyoda-ku walk by way of walk by all means?

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2016/02/27 14:33

The 157th Kanda society downtown area talk
"Kanda that disputant talks about from individual point of view"

Friday, February 26, 2016 18:30 - JR Kanda forever bridge building 302 meeting room

From the city formation, the history, secondhand bookstore, various viewpoints including Shinto shrine
We had to talk about charm of Kanda area. In addition,

There was discussion meeting by guests, too.

Host progress Yukio Nishimura (University of Tokyo's professor, NPO Kanda society's director)

Profile of four lecturers 

Tetsushi Okamoto (okamoto persuades)
Hosei University department of engineering architecture subject graduation. Doctor (engineering). Through Tetsushi Okamoto city Building Res. Inst., researcher at Hosei University, we teach Hosei University design department of engineering architecture subject now. Specialty is history of city formation, city idea, city planning. In most important work "history" of "Marunouchi" "Ginza 400 years" "alley of Edo Tokyo" "forms of port town."

Eizo Kinoshita (we came and expanded Eizo)
Edo certification examination first class pass. We preside over building drawing office Eck in Kanda. We are interested in scenery of Kanda as painter, and lecturer of picture and the history serves other than exhibition and lecture while we deal with design of building. In writing "picture book wandering that chewed" "somokucho of Imperial Palace East Garden." We are publishing Asahi Shimbun "Edo-jo Castle now and the bygone days" serially.

seisuisagahiko (without soaking Yoshihiko)
After Kokugakuin University department of literature graduation, we serve Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu (Kamakura-shi). We serve Kanda Shrine from 1987. higashikyotoshinshacho*narikojijohiko, the manager of Tokyo Shrine agency Chiyoda-ku branch, Cabinet Office "specialized investigation committee about the succession of disaster lesson" committee. We successively hold Director of Tokyo Shrine agency and perform service to area and Shinto shrine.

hachimoku*ichi (goat, Soichi)
Director of meeting, Chairperson of the Board Yagi bookstore, President Japan ancient book news agency who do federation of Kanda secondhand bookstore's advisor, Jimbocho well. We enter Yagi Bookstore in 1963 and engage in ancient book communication editing in Japan, wholesale, publishing of Yagi bookstore. We successively hold Tokyo ancient book association vice-director and ancient book association's executive managing directors of the whole country, association of Japanese ancient book family register's chairperson.

Full state, approximately 60 people participated in venue.

The left edge,
Mr. Okamoto talked about town of Edo and the characteristic from the viewpoint of the city formation.
The second,
Kinoshita talked about pleasure that we continued describing Edo-jo Castle castle gates in as painter.

From the right the second,
Yagi talked about business of history and secondhand bookstore of Jimbocho secondhand bookstore and town.
The right-side end,
The future way of Kanda Myojin was talked about to Shimizu.

It is souvenir picture in lecturer and Director of NPO Kanda society of every direction after the lecture completion.
From the left
Yasuhiko Hotta (Director of Kanda Yabu soba president
, NPO Kanda society)
Yukio Nishimura (University of Tokyo's professor, NPO Kanda society's director) of host
Kinji Kubo (the NPO Kanda society founder)
... Details...

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2016/02/20 14:15

Meeting which becomes mew is hosted by general Chiyoda
Chiyoda cat Festival 2016
It began. We will do it for from 10:00 to 18:00 on Sunday on 21st tomorrow!
Venue is Chiyoda-ku government office 1F hall and 4F venue.

We begin in opening ceremony at 11:00
Greetings of Mayor Masami Ishikawa Chiyoda.
For "five years zero ~ killing of cat in Chiyoda-ku mew!"

It is full of people with the opening.
In booth of each group clothing, accessories, work
The venue overflows with cat-related product and display.

One which person long line ranged, and was quite popular
Meat ball steamed bun and cat dorayaki of well-established sum Kashiya of Kudan.

People of the venue increases in spite of rain design more and more today.
We intended to know, but "cat" popularity is great.

Performance live on main stage and introduction of cat-related product
We can see mini-concert, talk show free.

Will be 4F venue for from 12:00 to 16:00 on Sunday for 21 days tomorrow; "transfer society of cat"
Anyone can enter free.
Do you not become new owner of cats?

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2016/02/12 16:48

Doshisha founder Jo Niijima
"sei*korejihizensai and symposium" are held!

In the Edo era, there is Yasunaka feudal clan (the Itakuras) Edo daimyo's mansion in place of bachelor Hall of current 3, Kandanishikicho,
Because his Jo Niijima is born in this mansion, there is "shinshima*sakiseisei*korejihi".
This monument is thing built in (1941) in 1941, and festival in front of the monument is performed every year.

February 12 is sei*korenichi of Jo Niijima today.
"Festival in front of the monument" was held in bachelor Hall "shinshima*sakiseisei*korejihi" before.

The people concerned including Doshisha alumnus gather in front of "shinshima*sakiseisei*korejihi" of bachelor Hall.
Festival in front of the monument begins with unison of hymn 312 "prayer".

Offering of flowers of Doshisha president, Minoru Otani
The manager of Doshisha friend society Tokyo branch, offering of flowers of Manager of Kandanishikicho town assembly continue.

After "festival in front of the monument," symposium was held in bachelor Hall Room 201.
In commemoration of "Seven-Five-Three Festival Futoshi Park" having been completed at 3, Nishikicho in past year
"The Niijima Seven-Five-Three Festival born in Edo Kanda large"; disposition ~ of ... Kanda native
This is titled. Seven-Five-Three Festival large (we occupied) is childhood name of Jo Niijima.

It is appearance of three panelists.
From the right
Meeting's chairperson Sadahisa Goto learning from *fujitsuki*
3, Nishikicho town assembly long Tomohiko Maeda
Niijima, Tokyo workshop    Masao Mashimo

It is gathered, and person of 120 devotes ear to talk of each panelist eagerly in venue
Of the times that Jo Niijima lived in in this ground, Kanda
Relation with *fujitsuki*, relation with Kanda Festival at the time, thing of life in daimyo's mansion in Edo
We remembered Jo Niijima who was born and raised on * kukotogadeshi, this ground, and lived in interesting story.

Contributor: machiblog3 contribution day: 2016/02/03 23:01

Wednesday, February 3 beautiful weather
Kanda Myojin Setsubun festival bean-scattering ceremony type

Appointed time 2:00
It is tune of gagaku and the guidance of lumber-carriers' work song of head fireman people for signal by drumbeat
Shinto priest, line of parish representatives pass through the Shinto gate, and they become sansusuminyujo.

Akira Kanda Kanagawa Univ. torii Miyaji and spring water right Miyaji
Parish representative, special person concerned follow the rear.

Following Setsubun festival Shinto ritual in main hall
Ornamental scented ball is mixed with Mayor Chiyoda, central head of a ward, chief constable, fire chief.

Before the bean-scattering ceremony
Of movement that Shinto that Kanda Myojin Shinto priest plays the part of shoots arrow towards unlucky direction, the northwestern direction
"Exorcism using a bow ceremony" is held.

The bean-scattering ceremony begins.
The number of all of bean-scattering ceremony service of this year is 470 Nantes.
All of fortune reputation lined up for more than one hour from the appointed time, too and was able to stand in line.

Feeling that does not come when we look at the precincts from terrace of Hoo whom the bean-scattering ceremony is carried out for.
Fortune is house - ogre hasoto!
We have a pain in mandarin orange. There is announcement of "please throw mandarin orange by underhand throw".

Person surrounding bean from the appointed time of 2:00 p.m. is relief sequentially.
The bean-scattering ceremony was almost carried out for all of a large number of general worship to receive fortune by turns until 4:00.

The last group is Miyaji, parish representative, shrine key scheme, scheme-proof, head fireman people.
We closed one Kanda and resembled leader of lumber-carriers, and the Setsubun festival bean-scattering ceremony fitted safely happily.

Morikawa (the right) of evil Chiyoda City Tourism Association chairperson wrapped the body in old ceremonial dress hakama, too and did the bean-scattering ceremony.

It is feast (there is me) when we finish the bean-scattering ceremony.
Is old, and come more; is right? Dishes of Setsubun are offered.
Of course, it is handed down to "sardine with holly" to work to avoid ogre.

Kanda Myojin Setsubun festival
Age man, women born under the same zodiac sign as the current year made the bean-scattering ceremony, pious people of the parishioner person concerned
So that it is at year that is good this year of all of worship that was able to come to receive fortune; ...